Home renovation projects like this require a team approach. The homeowner, engineers, architect, builder, and interior designer all need to work collaboratively to make it a success. Everyone brings their various skill sets together, and by pooling our resources, we’re able to come up with the best ideas and solutions. Through teamwork we can save time and avoid costly mistakes.
From an interior designer’s standpoint, it’s critical to understand the client’s style preferences, vision for the interior design and style of their mountain home, and budget. Are they looking for a traditional style? Something rustic and cozy? Or an interior design that is more contemporary? What are their needs for family, visitors, and pets? Is this going to be a vacation home or primary residence? As with any interior design project, a professional interior designer will ask lots of questions and listen carefully.
It’s also essential for the interior designer to be on the same page. We hear horror stories about designers who create these wonderful, but unbuildable spaces. The best results are always achieved when the interior designer is trained and skilled in construction techniques.
During the building phase, there will inevitably be points where the builder will come across an unforeseen obstacle and have to call the designer. This is where the interior designer has to be knowledgeable and quickly provide the builder with a solution without compromising the overall design elements.
Luxury mountain top homes present unique logistical challenges with a renovation or interior design underway. Access roads are almost always rough hewn, which makes it difficult to get materials, equipment, and supplies on-site.